Well-known celebrity chef Jon Ashton, of Liverpool, England, put on a cooking show for a sold out crowd at Calsonic Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009.

Ashton is chef for Relish Magazine and has appeared on Food Network. He travels the country to put on cooking demonstrations, entertaining crowds with not only his cooking skills but with his delightful wit and humor.

While in Shelbyville, Ashton got a "taste" of the local flair in Bedford County.  He visited Deery Eakin Elementary School, Heritage Medical Center and 4 The Glory Farm to tour a Tennessee Walking Horse facility, and of course, to ride a horse. Ashton had never been on a horse, so this was quite an experience and one he says he will never forget.

Ashton rode She's Armed With Poison, a current reserve world champion juvenile horse owned by Thomas Derickson of Wartrace, Tenn.  Ashton was amazed at the smooth ride and gentleness of the breed. He truly experienced "the ride of a lifetime".